Research Articles by Dr. Curtis J. Donskey, MD:  [ 2016 SHEA Research Poster ]     [ 2016 AJIC Article ]

Introducing the AP-4 from Altapure.

Altapure ® is proud to report that all of our customers that had the HJ-30i have now upgraded to the new and improved AP-4 ™, or are planning on upgrading soon. This High Level Disinfection System (HLDS) continues to offer a 100% kill of C. difficile, CRE, MRE, MRSA, and viruses, in an entire treated space in under 50 minutes. In the “end of the antibiotic era” it is essential to get a 100% kill of all of the pathogens in a treated space. Merely ‘zapping bugs” with UV light leaves a very dangerous bio-burden behind in treated rooms that can infect other patients and hospital personnel.

How Does It Work?

The AP-4 ™, is an advanced ultrasonic product capable of delivering a dense cloud of sub-micron droplets (0.69 micron avg.) for the high-level disinfection of large spaces such as those found in hospitals, burn units, clean rooms, and animal facilities. The dense sub-micron aerosol delivers gas-like performance that offers three-dimensional (3-D) coverage and treatment in large areas, multiple connected spaces, complex geometries, long horizontal and vertical runs, and the various surfaces within these spaces, including any equipment or objects located therein. The result is a complete coverage and treatment of all exposed surfaces within the treated space(s). Altapure delivers what it promises, a 100% kill of C. difficile and other pathogens, reducing the risk of infections to both patients and hospital staff.

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Key Features and Overview

  • 50 minute patient room turn time (entry to exit)
  • 100% Kill:  Spores * Viruses * Bacteria ™
  • Complete Coverage Accuracy (no human interaction)
  • Single compact unit (aerosol generator + vapor removal system)
  • Process meets EPA definition for: Hospital Disinfection / Sporicide.
  • "Extremely thin film” deposition with sub-micron aerosol
  • Gas-Like Interaction / 3-D Contact With Complex Surface Geometries
  • Residue free process
  • Wireless tablet control and data reporting to PC
  • Automated Vent Cover System included

Rapid Complete Kill

Altapure’s process delivers a complete kill of viruses, bacteria, and bacterial spores, in less than 10 minutes of exposure. Treated surfaces have been clinically proven to show “no growth” for bacterial spores, vegetative bacteria, and viruses. An independent laboratory has established that the Altapure process has a D-Value of 2.3 – 2.6 minutes (meaning a 90% kill within only 2.3 to 2.6 minutes of treatment) for Geobacillus stearothermophilus spores. Killing G. stearothermophilus indicates a similar kill for Clostridium difficile. Altapure’s treatment process is rapid, providing room turnovers in under fifty (50) minutes (Exit to Entry) for a common patient room.

Remote Control

Remote Operation

The AP-4 ™ is remotely operated using a small and lightweight, hand held "Control Tablet" that is touch screen activated. It communicates via wireless means with one or more AP-4 ™ machines and ancillary devices. The wireless Control Tablet is approved for use in all medical, industrial, and scientific environments.

The Control Tablet displays system status including all fluid levels, and has thermal paper printer capability for cycle validation.  The Control Tablet can also wirelessly connect to a PC, for data and report downloads.  If lost or damaged, the Control Tablet is easy and economical to replace.

Remote operation allows the AP-4 ™ to be operated and monitored from outside of the treated space, eliminating the interaction between your staff and the high-level disinfection process.

Ease of Use

The AP-4 ™ is a fully automated “one touch deploy ™” technology. The single compact unit, includes an effective vapor removal system that is built into the same housing as the aerosol generator, and is easily moved and setup by only one (1) individual.

The AP-4 ™ system operates with a unique “closed loop control” of the entire treatment process, including use of one or more of Altapure’s patented HVAC vent control and cover system.

These advanced features guarantee a fully validated, safe, and efficacious process.

Disinfection Agent

The preferred sub-micron aerosolized agent is Altacare ® cold sterilant, a powerful broad spectrum disinfectant consisting of only 1.06% of active ingredients when mixed (0.88% hydrogen peroxide, and 0.18% acetic acid), and 98.58% ultra-pure water (Total Inert Ingredients: 98.94% – see product label). Altacare ® is manufactured from only pharmaceutical quality ingredients. Altapure’s process is residue free.

Market Applications
Technology Genesis

AP-4 ™ Features

  • Rapid Treatment: Less than 50 minute cycle (entry to exit) for common patient room.

  • Only one housing contains: Aerosol generator & Vapor removal system.

  • High capacity & dense aerosol output (40% increase).

  • “Extremely thin film” deposition with sub-micron droplet performance.

  • Small and compact.

  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver.

  • Wireless control and monitoring via tablet.

  • Easy to operate - one touch fully-automatic control.

  • Multi-Language control and support (English / Espanol).

  • Wireless data reporting to PC (download cycle reports).

  • Thermal paper printouts for cycle validation.

  • Sub-micron aerosol droplets, the smallest & most efficacious in the industry.

  • Automatic electronic programmable concentrate / water internal mixing system.

  • Closed-loop aerosol control, with no guessing for deploy / dwell / reprocessing times.

  • Simple setup and operation means quick room treatment turnaround times.

  • Programmable for special agents and disinfection applications.

  • Powered from a single common electrical outlet.

  • Treats up to 5,000 cubic feet with one machine (adjacent rooms included / variable time).

  • Avg. Particle size = 0.69 µm.

  • Size – L = 52”(132 cm), W = 25”(63.5 cm),  H = 44”(112 cm).

  • Ruggedized construction using all food grade polymer and food compliant materials such as 316-L stainless steel.

  • Automated Vent Cover devices easily and quietly stow for travel.

  • 100 – 120VAC/20A 50/60Hz, all global standard input options are available.

  • Designed to comply with common electrical standards.

  • One year parts and labor warranty.

* Includes:  Two (2) Automatic Vent Covers, one (1) Manual Vent Cover, and one (1) Control Tablet.

** The AP-4 shall be used as an adjunct to regular cleaning / disinfection procedures for hard room surfaces. All federal labeling, directions for use, and manufacturer's recommended protocol, must be followed to achieve best results.

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